Erin Payne

Director of Fund Development

Erin Payne is the Director of Fund Development for Cape Fear Literacy Council. A former executive director of several nonprofits in southeastern North Carolina, Erin has over twenty years of experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and state government environments.

Having a strong professional and personal interest in expanding educational opportunities to all members of our community, Erin has been involved with the Literacy Council since 2009 – first as a Board of Directors member then becoming a member of CLFC’s staff in 2013.

Erin has a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. She is a proud alumna of UNC-Wilmington.

When she is not working to promote literacy opportunities in our area- you will find Erin either in the ocean, in her garden, in her kitchen or serving her community on local nonprofit boards and the Wilmington Rotary Club.